Saturday, January 05, 2013

Lance Armstrong may admit to use of PEDs, doping, report states

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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2013 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 5, 2013) It is being reported by the Houston Chronicle and that Lance Armstrong is considering making a statement related to his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The report cited anonymous sources and stated Armstrong may be considered admitting to the use of PEDs during his cycling career.

The Austin, Texas resident was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year as a result of the investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Armstrong won the Tour de Title every year from 1999 to 2005 and was competing in triathlons in 2012.

He returned to competing in triathlons, which was the sport of his youth, and road races after his retirement from cycling.

With his lifetime ban, he was also banned from competing in any sport which is a member of the U.S. and World Anti-Doping Agency.

This past spring, Armstrong competed in the Memorial HermannIronman 70.3 Texas triathlon in Galveston, finished in seventh place after leading well into the cycling leg.

A possible reason for the announcement, as was stated by sources quoted in both above cited articles, is Armstrong may want to get back into cycling and road racing.

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